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European Microfinance Award 2017 on Microfinance for Housing

Earlier this month we were delighted to announce the launch of the European Microfinance Award 2017 with its €100,000 prize,...

Yes, Microcredit Requires Subsidies … and That’s Great News

Back in November, one of the more important research papers on microcredit was released and a funny thing happened: Almost...

A Business Woman and Mother

Glady’s Escalente, most people refer to her as Sandra, has been an Esperanza Associate since 2005. She is a single mother...

Sidekick Manifesto

The MoMF Team thinks microfinance can be the perfect Sidekick! We invite you to read the Sidekick Manifesto. If you...

4 Lessons for Implementing Mobile Payments

FINCA Haiti client Beatrice Normil is a busy woman. Beatrice lives and works in Carrefour, an impoverished and populous residential...

Banking Rwanda’s Women: What She Wants From Her Bank

In many respects, Rwanda is a world leader in gender equality: it ranks #1 in the world for women’s representation...

One woman brewing change in Africa, and beyond

Vava, founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Vava Coffee, is truly a woman on fire. She exudes passion and entrepreneurial...

Microinsurance is not a cost: Reducing fragility by increasing stability

If we want to truly and sustainably transform the lives of agricultural microfinance clients, we need to include insurance alongside...

Microfinance for Refugee Populations: What We’ve Learned and Where to Go Next

Refugee populations have been present throughout human history, in countries all around the globe. The long, brutal and ongoing civil...

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